The thing I find so fascinating about socialist/communists is that on many of the issues, I tend to agree with them. It's the solutions they come up with that are so misguided in my opinion. It's clear that they put a lot of faith in government to fix problems. I see the opposite effect. I am not saying the government is out to make society worse [necessarily], but I do think that all too often well intended laws harm society. Just look at the drug war.
In the black market people who are wronged have only 2 options. Take the L or retaliate with violence. In the white market there is a threat of violence from the state so this need for direct violence is curbed. We saw this in the 20s too when they banned alcohol. This is what ultimately led to the rise of the mafia.
look at all of the lockdown failures. We're seeing now that all of the government policy had very little effect on the spread or fatality of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Instead we destroyed most of the small businesses in the country, and created the largest upward transfer of wealth in history.
The rich got richer as a result of bad government policy. What about when we bailed out the banks? More fantastic government policy deciding which businesses are just too critical to not get special treatment
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